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EIFS/Stucco On ICF

With rising concerns over global warming and energy efficiency, construction materials like EIFS (“stucco”) and ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) have become increasingly popular. Both incorporate varying thicknesses of insulation to decrease the amount of heat lost (during the winter) or gained (during the summer), thereby lowering the amount of heat that needs to be generated/removed. [...]

Stucco Insulation Materials: What Are Your Options?

There are a variety of different types of insulation boards that can be used as the insulation in EIFS. By far the most common exterior toronto insulation is Type-I (1) EPS (Expanded PolyStyrene). This is the white insulation boards you typically see being installed, as well as what is found at hardware stores such as [...]

EIFS Sales in Positive Trend (Chart)

Ever since EIFS’ introduction into the US and Canadian market, it has been on an upward trend. Even with it’s problems through the 90′s it has countinued to climb in popularity due to it’s insulating value and vast range of design options. With the moisture issues formerly plaguing it now solved (and new research indicating [...]